Tag Archives: Miracle

Lectionary Sermon for 6 August 2017 on Matthew 14: 13 – 21 (The Loaves and the Fishes)

This morning’s gospel of the loaves and the fishes is often presented in tones of wonder portraying a Harry Potter-type image of a magic God-filled figure in the form of Jesus, waving his hand like a stage magician and causing … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for 21 August 2016 (year c) on Luke 13: 10 – 17

The Modern Sceptic and the Miracles from Yesterday From sermons I have heard I am coming to think the word “faith” is often unintentionally used to substitute for passive agreement with chunks of religious knowledge. As one trained in science … Continue reading

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A lectionary sermon for 7 February 2016 on Luke 5: 1-11

Years ago, as a volunteer high school teacher in New Britain, part of the Territory of Papua and New Guinea, I used to watch and wonder at the Western evangelists who passed briefly through the towns and villages, apparently totally … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for 8 February 2015 on Mark 1: 29 – 39

On Clicking the “I agree” Box Some time back I read a comment on Twitter which said To most Christians, the Bible is like a software licence. Nobody actually reads it. They just scroll to the bottom and click “I … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for Lent 4, Year A, 30 March 2014 on John 9:1-41

Here we have a miracle story which worries many educated Church goers in that, as far as the modern mind is concerned, in the real world, nature is just not like that. Blind people may be cured by corneal transplants, … Continue reading

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Lectionary sermon 25 August 2013 (Year C) on Luke 13:10-17

The Sceptic and the Miracle (A more carefully edited version of this sermon is found at Lectionary Sermon 21 August 2016 (Year C)on Luke 13:10-17) I wonder if the word faith is often unintentionally used to substitute for passive acceptance … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for July 29 2012 on John 6: 1 – 21

When I think of a story about Jesus doing a miracle I guess I will probably annoy some people when I say that to me the part which appears mystical or miraculous is rarely the real point. In this morning’s … Continue reading

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